Appreciate your help in advance.

My boss sometimes use capitalization in sentence and I'm not sure it can be seen rude. e.g ) please note that you do NOT send it before I sign off.

How do you feel when you read this?


closed as primarily opinion-based by Andrew Leach Feb 23 '18 at 7:34

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  • Capitalisation is generally seen as shouting. However, any question which asks about feelings or whether something is "acceptable" is inherently subjective, I'm afraid. – Andrew Leach Feb 23 '18 at 7:33
  • The use of upper case words is mainly used to imply a very serious message. Make sure that you definitely don't do what it says not to. – Andre Feb 23 '18 at 13:41
  • In this case it's not really rude either. It's just a way to imply how serious it is that you don't send that message. – Andre Feb 23 '18 at 13:42
  • Capitalization is generally seen as shouting. However, it certainly does not make any sound whatsoever. Not even for people with synesthesia. So that question doesn't really make sense. Also, what medium are we talking about? What other forms of emphasis does your boss have at his disposal (italics, bold, different color, font size, none at all), and what can his recipients actually display on their end? Like, if he can use proper italics but is using capitalization instead, then sure, he's a plum for doing it. But if capitalization is all he's got, then you're a plum for even asking. – RegDwigнt Feb 23 '18 at 14:39